Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), along with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, recently sponsored a free Foreclosure Prevention Program to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.
Senator Fuschillo and Mayor Kennedy arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Prevention Center come to Freeport Village Hall and provide services and assistance to homeowners facing pre-foreclosure or foreclosure proceedings.
DFS staff members met individually with homeowners, providing them with information about the foreclosure process and specific loan modification programs which may be available to them. They also offered information on how to file complaints with the Department so that suspected cases of lender or mortgage servicer abuses, such as predatory lending practices, can be investigated.
Residents who were unable to participate in the Foreclosure Prevention Program but need assistance can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630 or call the DFS’s toll-free foreclosure hotline, 1-800-342-3736, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo (center), Mayor Kennedy (right) and Tanya Carter of the Village of Freeport Staff on board the Department of Financial Services’ Mobile Foreclosure Prevention Center, which they arranged to bring to the Village to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.